Although competently made and appealing in an exaggerated soap opera-tinged fashion, it fails to make a strong case for its raison d’être.
Although it suffers from an ungainly structure and uneven pacing, the production as a whole is engaging and uplifting.
Feels drawn-out, like a film school short that has been stretched beyond its natural length.
An engaging batch of campfire stories told from a fresh perspective, and that’s worth something in the stale world of PG-13 horror.
Johnson, Statham, and Kirby are tremendous together and (bloated running time aside) things are sufficiently loud and flashy to attract a large audience.
The film’s first half is promising but it is let down by the rushed ending and confusing changes in character motivations.
There wasn’t much to Hamlet’s Ophelia and there’s not a lot more to this production’s version of her.
Although not “bad” in a conventional sense, it’s a disappointingly mediocre effort that doesn’t have a lot to offer potential viewers over age 10.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Simon Kinberg
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jessica Chastain
Suffers from a massive narrative condensation that not only mutes the film’s emotional impact but creates an erratic tone.